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Re: vietnamese

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Sunday, January 9, 2005, 22:30
# 1 wrote:
> I recently read a vietnamese grammar (on the frensh wikipedia) describing > how the language works using classes, methodes, "tool" words, and numerals > instead of the occidental way with articles, nouns, verbs, adverbs, > adjectives... > > I would like if someone could point me a website with a good list of these > classes and methods. > >
I don't think you'll find any. This description of Vietnamese grammar as employing "classes" and "methods" seems to be unique to this Wikipedia page. There's nothing special about Vietnamese grammar that requires the strange terminology, as far as I know, and it seems to be just an affectation of the author. Indeed the page has a warning that the article breaks the Wikipedia neutrality rules. It's hard to see how a grammar could be "biased" or "non neutral" (well...), but I guess the warning has been stuck there to indicate that the article isn't entirely trustworthy. It seems hard to find other Vietnamese grammars in French online, but here are some guides in English: (the first is an intro to the lang, the second is more a reference grammar). s. -- Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of Stephen Mulraney matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. -- Bertrand Russell